This stunning corner apartment is simply perfect for the busy professional or a great retirement opportunity where you actually own a freehold property.
Located in the quality "Blooms" development on Swanson Road the apartment is within a few minutes walk of the train station, Lincoln Road and not much further to central Henderson.
The spacious lounge/dining room opens to a delightful covered balcony which is sizeable enough for a barbeque, the two bedrooms are generous doubles with great wardrobes, the kitchen features all modern amenities and the tiled bathroom is just gorgeous.
Being a corner apartment there are extra windows, hence light bright north facing living and a carport and locker is included.
Priced to sell at $595,000 - Give me a call today!
Henderson is part of West Auckland's Waitakere City, which is renowned for its lush bush, stunning coastline, market gardens and wineries.
In the early 1800's Europeans arrived in Waitakere region and began felling the Kauri trees that covered the ranges, from this settlements began and on the west coast of Waitakere timber milling became a thriving industry.
Waitakere City is now the 5th largest city in New Zealand and the population of over 180,000 (May 2005) includes Croatians, Dalmatians, Dutch, Asian, Indian and Polynesians, many who's families go back to the early settlers. This diversity is seen in the cultural events, businesses, restaurants, arts and crafts and lifestyles which the city is known for. The city area is broken into 1/3 urban, 1/3 rural and 1/3 industrial, thus allowing for all kinds of employment, lifestyles and activities.
Suburbs in Waitakere City include - Glen Eden, Glendene, Henderson, Massey, New Lynn, Oratia, Royal Heights, Swanson, Te Atatu and Titirangi.
The city has a large creative sector with many painters, potters, sculptors, writers, musicians plus others making use of the stunning scenery and peaceful hideaways.
There are several markets to see and purchase the local arts and crafts in Waitakere City, these include the Titirangi Village Market, which is held on the last Sunday of every month and the Polynesian Craft Market, which is held at the Corbans Estate in Henderson, this market promotes Pacific art and culture and it is held on the last Saturday of each month.
Industries in Waitakere City include; hospitality, light manufacturing, wholesale, retail, tourism, orchards, market gardens, vineyards/wineries, construction, arts and crafts and leisure.
There are many wineries in Waitakere City and they produce both reds and whites, some of which are award-winning vintages. The large number of wineries is partly due to the Dalmatian settlers which came to the area in the early part of the century and brought with them wine making skills and traditions. Many of the wineries are part of the wine trails and have tastings on offer; several also have a restaurant when you have take time to really enjoy the wines and scenery.
Waitakere City offers visitors and locals a large range of products and services and there are several shopping centres dotted around the area including Westcity in Henderson, Lynn Mall in New Lynn and West Gate in Upper Harbour. The shopping centres have boutique shops and chain stores. Smaller, well-established centres can also be found at Kelston, Glendene, Titirangi, Te Atatu, Massey and Glen Eden.
Not only is shopping well catered for in Waitakere City, so is eating out. From the upmarket restaurants to the trendy cafes all culinary tastebuds are well looked after. There is nothing quite like sitting up amongst the bush, over looking the harbour and having a fabulous meal which is exactly what you can do in Titirangi.
For those seeking a place to stay there are many of spots to put your head; hotel and motels, camping grounds, home stays, farm stays. lodges, backpackers etc.
One of the most beautiful features of Waitakere City are the Waitakere Ranges which are covered in bush and create a stunning backdrop. Throughout the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park and Catchment Parkland are many native bush walks for all ages and abilities - these walks include ones to the Waitakere Dam and Fairy Falls.
Waitakere City is situated between two harbours, that of the Waitemata and Manukau Harbour which means that there are plenty of beaches for swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking etc. The beaches of Huia, Little Huia, Cornwallis, Piha are worth the drive too, as is the drive through Scenic Drive, which takes in some simply lovely scenery of Auckland along the 28 kilometres as it winds from Titirangi to Swanson.
Henderson has no visitor centre of its own, however the Auckland Visitor Centres can be contacted on the Infoline (09) 979 2333. These are located in Queen Street and at the Viaduct Basin in Central Auckland.
Arataki Visitor Centre - information on the walks and plant life in Centennial Memorial Park and Waitakere Ranges.
Arataki Vistor Centre - information on the walks and plant life in Centennial Memorial Park and Waitakere Ranges.
Walk to the giant Kauri.
Surf, body surf, swim or walk at the wild West Coast beaches of Bethells, Karekare and Piha.
Horse trek along Bethells Beach.
Visit Lopdell House, check out the arts and crafts, have a meal and 'wow' at the view.
Visit Titirangi and Polynesian Craft Markets.
Travel the Henderson Heritage Trail.
Try out a wine trail.
Looking for history, check out the Falls Hotel, Oratia and Huia Museums.
Visit Tara Orchards and discover Victoria Station, The Packing Shed Gallery and Fenmore Trading Company.
Play a round of golf.
Visit Hoani Waititi Marae Trust in Oratia.
Take a look at the crafts at Rose Cottage, Hobsonville Road.
Take a walk in Waitakere's historic Waikumete Cemetery Park.
Go bowling at Super Strike in Henderson.
Learn to parachute at Whenuapai.
Catch the latest action at Waitemata Stadium.
Try out one (or all) of the many adventure experinces.
Take a dip in the pool at the Aquatic and Recreation Centre in Henderson.
Visit Rose Hellaby House - historical display centre and gardens.
Travelling by bus, road or rail is well catered for in Waitakere City. There is a railway service through Henderson and New Lynn takes passengers (and freight) to Auckland's city centre and joins with the New Zealand Rail main trunk line. The north-western motorway caters for most road transport. There is a direct route to Auckland International Airport, through New Lynn which means that the airport is just thirty minutes away.
Citizens Advice Bureau - Henderson
(09) 836 4118
Henderson Public Library
(09) 836 8030
Henderson Lions Club
(09) 818 3443
(09) 838 9012
Henderson Rotary Club
(09) 832 5277
Henderson Waitakere City Toastmaster Club
(09) 832 4516
There are a wide variety of early childcare facilities available throughout Henderson (approximately 26 in Henderson alone), details can be found in the local Yellow Pages publication under childcare - or online see www.yellowpages.co.nz.
Henderson Valley School
(09) 837 0545
Glendene Primary School
(09) 838 8603
Henderson Primary School
(09) 838 9667
Pomaria Primary School
(09) 836 4919
Western Heights Primary School
(09) 836 1213
Henderson North Primary School
(09) 838 8229
Henderson South Primary School
(09) 838 8766
Sunnyvale Primary School
(09) 838 9248
Summerland Primary School
(09) 836 7460
(09) 836 7890
Henderson High School
(09) 838 6939
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Te Kotuku
(09) 835 3871
(09) 838 9350
St Dominics College
(09) 839 0380
Tertiary institutions in Auckland City include:
Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
(09) 307 9999
Central Institute of Technology
(09) 529 3900
Auckland College of Education
(09) 623 8899
Auckland City Art School
(09) 638 9477
Institutions in Manukau City include:
Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiarangi (Maori University)
(09) 262 3070
Manukau Institute of Technology
(09) 274 6009
Institutions in North Shore City include:
New Zealand Broadcasting School
(09) 441 6699
New Zealand Institute of Education
(09) 489 3520
Waitakere City Athletic Club Inc
(09) 836 0723
Henderson Bowling Club Inc
(09) 836 4558
Waitakere Cricket Club Inc
(09) 834 4010
Henderson Croquet Club
(09) 834 4259
Henderson Valley Pony Club Inc.
(09) 838 5902
Waitakere Golf Club Inc
(09) 810 9399
Waitemata Rugby Union Football & Sports Club Inc
(09) 838 7289
Waitakere City Aquatic Centre
(09) 836 8066
Waitakere Trust Stadium
(09) 966 3120
Henderson Squash Club
(09) 838 8628
West Wave Aquatic and Recreation Centre
(09) 838 3706